Month: October 2016

Frozen Cats In Clothes

For some reason, there has been no heat in our apartment building yet, so we’ve all been a tad cold.  I’ve never before had to use a space heater or heated blanket here.  I’ve also had to drop to an all-time low and put my naked kitties in clothes.  As you can imagine, they have been quite cold (sans hair).  Little Sponge Paw Square Pants Mya:

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Pinky was seriously squeezed into this outfit so I didn’t keep it on her too long:

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Actually went out and bought her a new coat.  Say hello to Santa Pinky:

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Boo didn’t last two minutes in anything I tried on her.  Just growled the whole time and didn’t move.  Abby, on the other paw, was quite content in her little green knitted sweater:

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I eventually transferred Mya into a warmer sweater, since the Sponge Bob was quite thin (despite looking this adorable):

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I had to bring the space heater out.  A couple of them took a number and got in queue for a spot in front:

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They were even more snuggly while resting:

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Mike and I watched the movie Don’t Breathe (it was excellent!) and had some crackers.  Mya just couldn’t help herself and kept begging for them:

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Then the ultimate cat pose – this is the best pic EVER!

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Could a mother be more proud?  I think not!  Precious.

I would write a longer blog but I’m too cold to type anymore.  Hopefully the heat comes on soon!

Today’s symptoms: Have had a really bad headache for the last four or five days now – worse than I’ve had in years.  I think it’s just been a very stressful week and that’s what did it.  Also had that stupid MS Hug symptom a few days ago, which seemed to have had some lasting effects.  Tomorrow will be better….

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Amazing Vacation, Part 2

Ok, continuing from yesterday’s blog about our Manitoulin Island trip….

Mike and I planned on going on our hike on the Cup and Saucer Trail on Saturday, since we couldn’t do so on Friday, due to the weather.  We headed out toward the trail around 10:00 in the morning, to showers and small down pours.  Ugh.  This wasn’t looking good.  What the heck though – we would start the walk and if it got too bad, we could turn back.

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We wanted to do the whole 12.5km trail, but it was so cold and dreary.  Fortunately, the sun started coming out soon after we started.  We were surprised how quickly we made it up to the first look-out point this time compared to last year.  It literally felt like half the time.  Perfect time for a photo shoot:

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Mike is proud to have such a normal girlfriend.

My energy was ok so we decided to attempt the whole trail.  We passed many a’mushrooms along the way:

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Donkay wanted to enjoy this one:

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This one looked like turkey, which was appropriate for Thanksgiving:

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Even a nearby leaf was shocked at the turkey shroom:

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We finally came around (after about three and a half hours of walking) to the Adventure Trail.  This included a neat little cavern, which I eagerly jumped into (and my unicorn head accidentally slipped onto my head):

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I eventually persuaded Mike to come on down too:

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Soon, after, we set up the timer on my camera and got this nice shot:

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After almost four hours and about 15,000 steps, we made it back to the van (and collapsed into a heap).  Fortunately, I had enough energy left to drive us back to the cabin, where we collapsed into another heap (right after we snapped a pic of the owner’s one dog):

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The worst part of the trip was having to leave on Sunday morning.  Bummer.  I was kinda hoping the weather would be yucky so we were “stuck” there for another day.  It was quite nice though, so we headed back to the airport around 11:00.  It was nice to see little Vyctor again:

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After having a nice chat with the airport manager, Robbie, we filed our flight plan then hit the skies.  We flew right over Wolsey Lodge, where we spent the last three nights:

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When we made it over to Tobermory, we got to see the Chi-Cheemaun ferry pooping out cars, with plenty more waiting to board:

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We made it home safe and sound.  It was great to see my awesome little kitties and lizards again, but it was sad the trip was over.

Today’s symptoms: Actually felt pretty decent.  Been going through a bit of an insomnia patch again, but last night was a bit better than most over the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully tomorrow is even better as I have to drive to Hamilton to work.

Amazing Vacation, Part 1

Mike and I just had a great vacation.  We flew up to Manitoulin Island on Thursday.  It took less than two and a half hours to get there.  It was a fairly smooth flight, but came into some cloudage around Wiarton and up to Manitoulin:

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I typically prefer to have land under me when flying, so the flight over water from Tobermory to the Island was a little nerve-wracking.  It was comforting to hold Donkay’s hoof:

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We called Robbie at Gore Bay Airport and he let us know there were clear skies overhead there:

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I decided to accessorize once we landed:

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We were again so grateful to be allowed to use the Gore Bay Airport courtesy van for our stay on the Island.  Robbie even drove it over to the ramp next to Vyctor so we could unload.  After tying down Vyc, we bid him a fond farewell – felt bad leaving him all alone but we knew he would hook up with other planes there for hangar parties and such.

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Our first stop was the grocery store in Gore Bay to pick up some noms, then we head over to the same place we stayed last time – Lake Wolsey Cabins.  We had such a great time there last year.  Here is the cabin we stayed in:

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Right on the lake – it was perfect.  One thing we really love about staying here is the games room.  We both suck at pool but have a great time playing:

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Our plan for the second day there was to hike the Cup and Saucer Trail.  Unfortunately, the weather had other ideas.  We were totally shocked when we pulled up the radar for the Island.  Do you think Mother Nature was trying to tell us something?

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Geesh!  Such a rude gesture!  Oh well, we decided to just go into town the next day, include a short drive over to Manitoulin Chocolate Works.  We then went up the road to Bridal Veil Falls:

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Perfect time to bring out the accessories:

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I have no shame – there were at least a dozen people there looking at and taking pics of the Falls:

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After checking out the Falls, we headed to our favourite restaurant, the Twin Bluffs.  When we were there last year, burger-connoisseur Mike had their Twin Bluffs burger and said it was the best burger he has ever had.  Not surprising, he got it again and said it was still the best:

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On the way back to the cabin, I had to pull over the van for another photo shoot:

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I think Mike said something to the effect of “Man you’re weird” when I climbed back into the van.

I shalt continue with Part 2 of this blog very soon!  I don’t want to overwhelm anyone with too much awesomeness….  Stay tuned!

Today’s symptoms: Feeling pretty drained today but that’s to be expected after the trip and how much we did.  Getting a weird MS symptom again where it feels like my face is on fire.  Really annoying and increases my fatigue level.

Hilarious App

Mike’s dad found a rather amusing app, and went nuts with my kittah and gecko pics.  Check these out!

Tee hee!

This weekend was Mike’s mom’s 31st birthday.  We celebrated with his family at the Mandarin.  Of course, I had to be a dork and pose with the large stuffed panda (which was previously mauled by about 600 kids and probably covered in Pink Eye and Strep):

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On behalf of his mother, I toasted her with the most vile, disgusting food on the planet – a beet:

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Oh the sacrifices I make!  Managed to choke it down in her honour.

When I got home, I told little Peanut about our great dinner:

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Slurp!  Boo, on the other paw, was less excited:

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I think she actually meowed the word “Meh.”

I am happy to report I am feeling so much better than last week.  Not sure if I went through a little MS flare-up or what, but man I felt awful.  Due to “good” health and what looks like (so far!) good weather, Mike and I are going to be able to fly up to Manitoulin Island in a few days.  Can’t wait!  We had such a great time there last year.

Today’s symptoms: Far more energy than I had last week.  Still dealing with the start of the new sinus infection season (which for me, seems to start around September and continues on until the following September!).  I plan on getting some good rest so I’ll be in good shape for our trip.